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9781455615438

Cousin Joe: Blues from New Orleans

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  • ISBN13:

    9781455615438

  • ISBN10:

    1455615439

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-31
  • Publisher: Pelican Pub Co Inc
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Cousin Joe tells the remarkable real-life story of Pleasant Joseph (1907-1989), one of New Orleans best-known and most respected bluesmen. Self-taught as a pianist and tap dancer, "Cousin Joe" began his musical career as a gospel singer before beginning a recording career in 1945. Eventually he gained international recognition, performing throughout the world. Filled with fascinating insights and delightful anecdotes about his life, career, and the people he met along the way including Cab Calloway, Leonard Feather, Billie Holiday and Muddy Waters this is a must-read book for anyone interested in a genuine icon of New Orleans blues.

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